The Whole Shebang
It’s now been nearly a month since Ignite Chanukah 2011. Due to the holidays, a variety of travel plans, and the amazing job the video guy did of putting together the recordings, Ignite Chanukah videos (incorrectly labeled as 2012 instead of 2011) have finally been posted.
There are several highlights that are definitely worth watching. Chaviva Galatz, the Kvetching Editor, opened the ceremonies with an excellent presentation on conversion and being a convert. Daniel Lebowitz talked about gender roles and how Judaism is affected and affects the modern man’s place in society. The amazingly entertaining Dr. Jenni Skyler gave a steamy talk about Jews and their sex lives.
I’ve already written a little bit about my experience before going on stage as the final presentation, and I hope to write a bit about the aftermath in the next week or so, but I’m happy to offer the actual video of Just the TIp (clocking in at 5:21) here and now:
After I got off stage, I felt like I had done reasonably well, but I knew I wouldn’t be able to accurately judge until I saw the video. After watching it last night, I must say I’m pleased overall. I stammered a few times, interjected “uh” a couple of times, missed a line once, and spoke a wee bit too fast when cramming a ton of information in toward the end (my timing was slightly off then, which explains the rush). It’s far from perfect, but it’s good enough.
Now all I need to do is figure out what my next Ignite presentation should be on…